All the new F1 driver helmet designs for the Miami GP 2024

With F1 hitting the USA for the 2024 Miami Grand Prix, a host of drivers have unveiled some new eye-catching helmet designs for the occasion

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Formula 1 heads back state side with the 2024 Miami Grand Prix representing the first of a trio of races in the United States this season and to mark the occasion, a huge number of eight drivers (40 percent of the grid) have brought special helmet designs to the event, including Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc.

The sprint weekend offers a lot of opportunities for randomness to occur with just the one Free Practice session prior to competitive events but the biggest challenge for any on-looking spectators may be to figure out which helmet just shot past their eyes at 300kph, but don’t worry, Total-Motorsport.com has you covered.

Verstappen will bring his first special lid of the season to the Miami International Autodrome as he rocks the Miami Vice colours by sporting a majority-blue helmet in a simple, but slick design.

Light blue adorns the top of the reigning champion and championship leader’s head-protector, the visor and either side of where his lips would be whilst a deep, dark blue fills in pretty much everywhere else that isn’t touched by a vibrant Red Bull logo or his sponsors.

On the top is the symbol he has become iconic and synonymous with: a roaring lion, the national symbol of the Netherlands whilst the back features his logo and three world championship stars.

The very, very bottom also sees the red, white and blue of the United States flag decorating with an American skyline. That’s because the Dutchman will also use the lid for the races in Texas and in Las Vegas deeper into the season.

MAX VERSTAPPEN

Now, Helmut Marko might not enjoy this helmet as much as the rest of us as Sergio Perez celebrates his Latin-American heritage in one of the finest helmets to ever grace the sport. With dark “Red Bull” blue and green, his theme is inspired by the alligators that stalk the wetlands of the city.

A top of the lid is all of the Latin American nations’ flags, plus the United States where Spanish is the second-most spoken language, as they’re surrounded by love hearts in a statement that he is proud to come from the Hispanic part of the world.

It’s made clear by a strong message of, “Viva Latino America,” in what will be an incredibly popular helmet this weekend for an incredibly popular driver, as Miami’s metropolitan area is the third-largest Spanish-speaking part of the USA behind Los Angeles and New York.

Miami itself is by far the most Spanish-speaking city in the United States based on population percentage with 70.2% of residents speaking the romance language. LA, in second, has 43.84%.

SERGIO PEREZ

Charles Leclerc‘s latest creation doesn’t seem so much a unique helmet for the Miami GP itself, but it’s consistent with the one-off livery Ferrari are running which features bright blue in a reference to the ancient team’s heritage and motorsport legacy.

Leclerc, who has the talent to become one of the most celebrated drivers in the history of the Italian team, will sport a design that’s all-light blue. The sky blue colour will run from roughly the top-side of his head down across where his face would be, excluding the chin, whilst a darker shade of blue will cover from around his ears down to his jaw.

The Monegasque will still celebrate his own culture and heritage with the famous red and white of the principality at the back-bottom and the top of his helmet whilst his number 16 features white and a darker blue to cap off a smooth-looking design.

CHARLES LECLERC

Nico Hulkenberg broke the hearts of Ayao Komatsu and Gene Haas recently by announcing that he will join Sauber in 2025, as they prepare their transition to Audi for 2026, but for now he’s made it clear that he’s still representing the colours of his current team until the flag falls on the season with his latest F1 helmet.

The German, who returned to the grid in 2023, has a very white minimalist helmet with touches of light blue and pink stripes. Within the white is etchings of famous Miami scenery that you have to look closely at to ensure you spot. A subtle way to get people to stare at his helmet?

Two blue stripes run across the top of the helmet in a similar design to what Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel have/were known to run during their time in the sport and it really does come together nicely.

NICO HULKENBERG

Kevin Magnussen will lose his Nordic friend at the conclusion of this F1 season but if it’s bothering him, he hasn’t shown any indication of it just yet as he also pays tribute to his team’s first home race of the season.

This is Haas’s closest home race since their factory is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and both drivers are celebrating the heritage of the team as it closes in on a decade in the sport in the not-too-distant-future.

To do so, K-Mag’s sporting a white base with red decorating the sides to highlight the logo of the team and his own name. It’s a very shiny logo, one that will certainly standout as it catches the son.

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KEVIN MAGNUSSEN

Oscar Piastri is loving the alternative helmets throughout 2024 and he will once again customize his lid as he taps really heavily into the famous iconography of Miami. Think of the colours associated with Grand Theft Auto VI trailer as he sprinkles sunset orange with purple, sky blue and hot-pink as palm trees and the Floridian skyline…

His number 81 is solid black with light orangey and blue lining the edges to make it stand out, whilst the Monster Energy sponsor blends seamlessly into the rest of the design with it’s black base colour and bright green logo.

OSCAR PIASTRI

Esteban Ocon will have been looking for some much needed relief and joy in a dismal 2024 as Alpine have produced what appears to be the worst car on the grid, with very few redeeming qualities, although they did have a more encouraging race in China as they look to try to rescue their season.

Either way, the Frenchman has released a very vibrant looking helmet for the first of three United States’ races this season, with a wide range of colours showing his taste for artistic flair.

The main colour, perhaps a bit predictably, is the sunset orange that has become bonded to the image of Miami whilst a darker blue runs in a circle around the top of the helmet featuring palm trees, with white decorating the base of the lid.

In a rather cool touch, graffiti offers some much needed depth and contrast to the lid with a main message reading “love”, whilst graffiti is the style chosen to emblaze his driver number of 31 onto the top of the helmet. Nice job.

ESTEBAN OCON

Daniel Ricciardo loves his sport and this helmet appears to be a tribute to the local NBA team, the Miami Heat, with flames locking the top of the helmet and all around it.

The Miami Heat were recently competing in the playoffs before suffering an elimination and their efforts in 2024 appears to have caught the attention of Ricciardo, who has what appears to be a basketball-like circle on the side, just behind the visor.

Silver represents the second colour as it decorates the Red Bull and RB logos too, ensuring that the sponsors stand out and the 34-year-old will hope he’s on red hot form this weekend as he looks to get his season back on track after a disappointing start.

DANIEL RICCIARDO

Brandon Sutton
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Brandon is an alumni of an NCTJ and BJTC Liverpool John Moores University course, and has been with Total-Motorsport.com for over a year now. He enjoys covering all forms of motorsport but particularly focuses on Formula 1, and Brandon loves to debate various topics of the sport and other interests, especially if that topic doesn't have an open/shut answer such as the GOAT debate.
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